I went to look up "joiners" and "skip" because I wasn't quite certain of the meaning of the last sentence. I sort of gathered that's what it meant based on the context, but wanted to be sure.
As to DUMPSTER being a trade name, I was not aware. Seems it was registered as a trademark in 1963
That whole area of trademark law can be tricky. For example (at least in the US), "Band-Aid" and "Xerox."
I just read that NexTel is trademarking "Push To Talk." Apparently, in the specific area of wireless telephone service, no other company will be permitted to use that term.
I can't believe they were allowed to do that. From what I remember, "PTT" was always an accepted, general term.
Finally, as to the original topic at hand, are those tinned conductors as opposed to Alumin[i]um?
That "Please see that this label is unbroken" at the bottom of the first photo reminds me of the label found on a mattress.
[This message has been edited by ThinkGood (edited 08-09-2003).]